Absinthium Part 3

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Each of the sections of this machine has a series of steps.
For example, the absinthe pouring section needs to be able to do the following:

  • Position the glass (This could be manual).
  • Measure the "dose" from the Absinthe bottle.
  • Add the dose to the glass, directly or via a separate measure.
  • Reset the measure for the next dose.
  • Position the glass for the water/sugar step.

Within these steps there are paths and motions that need to be coordinated. In a typical mechanism design one would want to minimize the motions for efficiency. In our case we want the system to not only work but be SEEN to be working so some superfluous motions are allowed, and even encouraged.

Personally I like the idea of actually tipping the bottle to pour the dose for visual purposes although that does complicate the control of the pour.

Anybody have any ideas on how one could control the pour?

Step one above as noted could be manual of course, however the ability to load the glasses from a sort of magazine could allow the creation of multiple glasses as a sort of "Green Faerie" assembly line.smile

Keep your sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water iced.

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